Luke 8:49, while Jesus was still speaking, someone came from the house of Jairus the synagogue ruler, "your daughter is dead," he said. "Don't bother the teacher anymore."Hearing this Jesus said to Jairus, "Don't be afraid just believe and she will be healed." NIV. In the King James Version it says "Believe Only" and she will be healed."
His daughter was dead, and here Jesus is saying, "don't worry, just believe that I can do this and she will be alive once again." Jairus was not asked to take a faith course or write out a prayer request, he also was not asked to make a public confession, he did not consult with the faith men of his day; he just had to believe when Jesus said, "I can do this." It is still the same today; you just have to believe it because Jesus said it. Believe him, trust him, have faith in him, and he will do it.
It seems plain and simple to me that Jesus did not say, "pay your tithes first," or, "learn the five keys or four steps to receiving you're healing." He also did not say "plant a seed before I heal her or you must be more spiritual." Nowhere does it say you must go to so and so and have him ask me for whatever you need. He just said, "Believe Only." So if it's only or just, it does not include any other side dish, you just have to believe, nothing else. Only, means one, as if you had said "I only have one child." Just, means the same as if you were to say "I just have one brother or I just have one dollar." Just Believe is that one thing; Only Believe is that one and only thing.
Jesus Christ made it that simple, so simple in fact that he likens it to a child having faith, the innocent type of faith that believes what it is told. Luke 18:15-17. People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them; But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." NIV
You can choose to believe or you can choose to not believe, the matter is in your hands. It's a heart condition, you can say "yes I believe because Jesus said it," or you can simply walk away and not believe because you are stubborn and proud. The simplicity of the gospel of Jesus Christ is a wonder in itself. But men have added to it all sorts of foolishness.
I choose to believe the gospel or the good news of God. I could choose to not believe the words of Christ and go my own way. But then who would I believe? Should I believe in the world of depraved men and their sick idea of what constitutes a family. Can I follow those who buy million dollar cars and twenty million dollar houses while others make do with a dollar a day for food and shelter? If Jesus is not real than who is real? Is it the president of a university who makes a million dollars a year and is disconnected from most of humanity? Or should I follow one of the idols of the sports world, who cannot save or heal himself, not alone me.
Jesus made it simple because he knew that men could not be trusted even with the gospel. He knew that men would try and use the bible to enslave other men and hide their own wickedness under a clock of holiness. The simpler he made it; the harder other men have tried to make it, so that without them it would look like you could not receive anything from God. Men have put a hundred obstacles in front of the simple message of Jesus Christ, to Just Believe that he is good and wants to help.
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